CSK vs RCB Win Prediction

Match Details

Date: March 22, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM IST

Venue: M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 

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Match Preview:

The IPL 2024 will start with a blockbuster clash between the Chennai Super Kings, who won the previous edition, and the newly renamed, Royal Challengers Bengaluru. This monumental clash will present fans with a battle of IPL’s most loved teams, with CSK and RCB boasting countless passionate supporters. But in their last encounter, MS Dhoni’s men registered a thrilling eight-run win over the Royal Challengers in Bengaluru.

Pitch Report:

The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has produced balanced tracks where both batters and bowlers can dominate. The average score of the venue is 164 with the pitch gradually slowing down, making it difficult to chase down totals. After spending some time in the middle, Batter can score runs at a better rate than someone who has just walked out to bat. While Cheapuk is considered a paradise for spinners, pacers can extract some early movement in the first few overs and use variations, off the pitch, with the old ball.

Team Analysis:

Chennai Super Kings 

The defending champions, Chennai Super Kings will be favourites in this contest, especially with the game being played at the home venue. CSK’s batting lineup seems stacked with the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, MS Dhoni and more. But this time around, Chennai’s bowling attack has a major in the death bowling department with a recent injury to Matheesha Pathirana. Outside that issue, the Super Kings have a well-rounded bowling lineup.

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2024 Squad:

MS Dhoni (c), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao Aravelly

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

The Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru had a disappointing end to their IPL 2023 campaign but will look to make amends, especially after their women’s team won the WPL 2024. Like every year, RCB boasts of an explosive batting lineup which tappers off after the top six. Hence players like Du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik will be expected to score a majority of the runs. But their bowling still poses massive problems, especially in their spin department.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru IPL 2024 squad:

Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan

Match Prediction:

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Chennai Super Kings has a better chance to win this fixture and defeat Royal Challengers Bengaluru to start their IPL 2024 campaign with a victory. 

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